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Q3 Model
« on: Jul 21, 2014, 07:42 PM »
There is interesting news from a British modelling company called Mountford.

They are planning on modelling the late 1961 design of the Q3 in 1:1200 scale, similar in style to the Triang Minic models of the 60's and 70's.

The photo is one I have been given to show the master that has been made for Mountford. It is based on the artists impression that is also shown.

The news is that if there is sufficient call for this model to be produced then the Master could be turned into a production model. The model would be in resin and painted black hull with white superstructure and wooden color decks. The hull side windows would be created with a number of decals.

So what is the interest please ???
I understand cost of fully painted completed model would be in the £20 - £25 region.




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« Reply #1 on: Jul 21, 2014, 08:31 PM »
This is quite interesting that Mountford might be doing a Q3 model.  Any word why ?

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 22, 2014, 10:29 AM »
It would be interesting to know what our model makers think about this proposal for a model of a ship that was never built. 

If anyone is interested in reading more information about the Q3 have a look at this topic, where in addition to members contributions, Michael Gallagher, Cunard's Historian, provides some interesting facts and L Gregory tells about the input by his grandfather, resulting in a shareholders' revolt that contributed to the Cunard board having a rethink about building the Q3:
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=842.msg25930#msg25930
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 22, 2014, 01:45 PM »
Thank you, Lynda, very much for your post with all of the valuable information and link.  I too would like to know what our model makers have as a take on this. 

June   :)
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 22, 2014, 10:39 PM »
This is quite interesting that Mountford might be doing a Q3 model.  Any word why ?

Modelers are always looking for new models to make.  I think Mountford thought it would be an interesting ship to model, and might find some buyers.  There are already so many 1:1200/1250 models of all the rest of the Queens..

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 23, 2014, 04:04 AM »
To start with I should say that I think any model ship is a good model ship, particularly if its builder has had fun building it. For non-commercial model builders the choice of subject for a model is a matter of personal taste and degree of difficulty.

For a commercial model-builder, it's a bit different, isn't it. The choice of subject matter has to be such that it attracts enough sales to recover the cost of tooling-up and then make a profit. I would have thought a model of Q3 was a bit esoteric to generate significant sales but maybe there's a big collector's market that I don't know about.

As for producing a model of a ship that never existed, I suppose if it's a (would-have-been) ship of sufficient historical significance then why not make a model of it? Perhaps what Lynda and June are alluding to is the fact that a model is a smaller or larger representation of a prototype, so how can you have a model without a prototype? Well, the drawings of Q3 were developed to the point that a three-dimensional representation of the design was realisable so maybe that passes for a prototype.

Call me a pedant, but I couldn't help noticing that the lines of the master's hull are pretty full at the waterline, much fuller than QE2 and the shape that Q3 would have been. But having said that I've also noticed that the model kits of QE2 show a much fuller hull than she actually has. QE2 was significant for, amongst so many other things, not having a parallel mid-body to her hull which gave her a very fine entry and a very fine run aft.

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Re: Q3 Model
« Reply #6 on: Jul 23, 2014, 01:59 PM »
Thank you very much to Thad and Lachlan for your posts and insight into the Q3 model.

June  :)
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 15, 2014, 10:46 PM »
Latest pictures of Mountford's model of the Cunard Q3. This 1:1200 scale resin model by Mountford is in the style of the early Triang Minic models of the Queen Mary and Elizabeth, and is available in kit and fully finished models. Please email Dave Love at sales@mountfordmodels.com, if you are interested. The other important note is that as a painted model it is only £25 ($41.75), but for those that prefer kits, the price is only £18 ($30.00).




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« Reply #8 on: Aug 18, 2014, 07:52 PM »
Thanks, Thad, for your post and info.  June  :)
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 26, 2016, 07:56 PM »
Just found this whilst looking for other things gives you an idea of how things may've been so different
  http://www.modelships.info/debrisfield/gallery/on-q3scratch.html

 

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